Welcome to the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Our mission is to enrich, engage and educate through the power and performance of live music.

The vision of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra serves as a center of artistic excellence; through leadership and partnerships, nourishes spirits, develops intellectual and creative capital, adding value for all.

United Beginnings
Oct. 12, 2019
Oct. 13, 2019
Holidays with the CWSO: Family Festivities
Dec. 7, 2019
Dec. 8, 2019
Voyages and Variations
Feb. 22, 2020
Feb. 23, 2020

CWSO on Facebook

Sep 13 - 5:10 pm
We filmed our season promos today. Stay tuned!

Sep 12 - 8:30 am
Fall is here--and that means Classical Thursdays at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau! Join CWSO's principal clarinet Jenni Yang and her family TONIGHT as they share their musical talents while you stroll the galleries. They'll be performing at 5:30 and 6:30 PM ?

Sep 9 - 10:16 am
Did you know that you can support ? the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra ? every time you place an order on Amazon? Head on over to smile.amazon.com and choose the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra as the organization you wish to support and the AmazonSmile Foundation ? will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. We graciously THANK YOU!!!! ?
Sep 6 - 1:54 pm
We are so excited to be performing Zhou Tian's new piece "Transcend" at our February concerts. Zhou says "as a Chinese-born composer who immigrated to this country, educated at the nation's top music schools, and now serving at one of its finest institutions, I was moved to create this new work to tell a musical story, to celebrate human perseverance, and to pay tribute to my own cultural heritage." Purchase tickets here- https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S61000009LBWPEA4 https://zhoutianmusic.com/transcend/

Sep 5 - 10:13 am
Fall is in the air.... Cool, crisp mornings... Spectacular autumn colors... We hope you will document these beautiful central Wisconsin moments and send them to us for our photography project for our April concert! It's really easy to submit your photos. Go to https://www.cwso.org/events/photo-contest/ and follow the submission directions. Your pictures could end up on the big screen at the Sentry Theater while accompanied by LIVE music provided by the CWSO. Fall also means the start of our concert season, CommUNITY. Have you ordered your tickets yet? You can right here: https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket

Sep 3 - 1:24 pm
The 62 musicians of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on April 18 and 19. Single tickets are now available to purchase online at https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket! Get your tickets, do the math, and come see exactly how long it takes us to play it! ???

Aug 29 - 1:58 pm
Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra is so grateful for local businesses who believe in and support the arts.??? We'd like to recognize and sincerely thank the Worth Company, the generous concert sponsor for October's "United Beginnings" program.

Aug 29 - 1:29 pm
Set a reminder in your phone?- THIS SUNDAY individual tickets go on sale! Visit https://www.cwso.org/tickets/ And remember, it's not too late ? to become a season subscriber. There is truly something for everyone this season(and we're featuring local talent!): ? A dazzling piano concerto ?performed by local UWSP piano professor, Dr. Molly Roseman ? An animated children's holiday film ?presented on a large screen while accompanied by LIVE orchestra ? Holiday pop music ?? sung by Rhinelander Vocal Music Director and UWSP alum, Dr. Desiree Wattelet ? The Wisconsin premiere of Zhou's "Transcend" - a piece composed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad? ?The epic "Ninth Symphony" by Beethoven featuring the Wausau Lyric Choir, Monteverdi Chorale, and soloists who all have local ties to central Wisconsin: Sonia Cummings, Sam Handley, Scott Ramsay, and Beth Ray Westlund. ?YOUR photos presented on a large screen while CWSO performs Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral."

Aug 22 - 10:53 am
Hey friends! Mark it in your calendars?- individual tickets go on sale starting September 1st. If you are a season subscriber- this is a friendly reminder to renew your seats before they get released! Have you checked out our season yet?? ?October showcases Molly Roseman, Professor of Piano at UWSP, performing Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor." ?December debuts a screening of the family friendly, Academy-award nominated film, "The Snowman," with LIVE music provided by CWSO, and holiday pops with Desiree Wattelet. ?February features the Wisconsin premiere of Zhou's "Transcend," a piece that celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. ????April is our "Ode to Unity" performance. We will partner with the Monteverdi Chorale and Wausau Lyric Choir for a performance of Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony," as well as a presentation of your amazing Central Wisconsin photographs on a large screen accompanied by Jennifer Higdon's "blue cathedral." AND don't forget our NEW pre-concert talks with Andy Moran, from 6:30-7 in the Sentry Theater. Want more details about the season? Visit our website at www.cwso.org
Aug 12 - 10:11 am
Did you know you can help us raise money ? without having to make a donation? Please consider visiting River Cities Bank on Wednesday September 18 from 10:30- noon to take part in Shred Day while supporting the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra!??? See you there! ? And THANK YOU!?

Sep 13 - 5:10 pm
We filmed our season promos today. Stay tuned!